Aggieland Credit Union Creates Trash Patrol for Local Adopt-a-Street Campaign
Austin, Texas, Jan. 25, 2024 – Keeping College Station clean is an important part of Aggieland Credit Union’s Greater Good initiative.
Continuing its partnership with the City of College Station, the credit union has adopted a three-quarter-mile stretch of Holleman Drive West – from Wellborn Road to FM 2818 – for a second year as part of the city’s Adopt-a-Street program. Employees will conduct four trash cleanup days this year to help improve the cleanliness of the area and reduce the city’s litter control costs.
The College Station’s Adopt-A-Street program provides residents, businesses, neighborhood associations, community organizations, and student groups the opportunity to enhance the community by collecting litter along a street. In 2023, participating groups collected 529 bags of litter.
According to TxDOT, roadside litter costs Texas nearly $50 million a year to clean up. The 2023 Texas Litter Survey, indicates that roadside litter includes a significant percentage of recyclables, such as beverage containers, plastic drink bottles, and paper goods. These items make up nearly 40 percent of the trash. Cigarette butts, which can be harmful to animals, are also a major litter problem, making up nearly 30 percent of the “micro” trash found on roadways, parking lots, and sidewalks.
By adopting a street, Aggieland employees help keep the local environment clean, protect wildlife, and keep the community attractive.
“Through the Greater Good program, our employees step up in many ways to serve the community,” said Jason McPhee, AVP of Strategic Partnerships and University Relations of Greater Texas|Aggieland Credit Union. “Aggieland employees work here, live here, and take pride in being part of the community fabric that makes College Station one of the best places to live in Texas.”
About Aggieland Credit Union
Aggieland Credit Union was founded in 1985 by Aggies as a financial cooperative to support fellow Aggies and their families. The credit union is now a subsidiary of Austin-based Greater Texas Credit Union and emphasizes community stewardship, charitable giving, and employee volunteerism. Together with Greater Texas, Aggieland Credit Union offers a wide variety of consumer-oriented banking services to its 80,000 members across the state of Texas. The combined credit union has locations in Bryan-College Station, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Edinburg, and the Dallas-Fort Worth market with assets of nearly $1 billion.